Tatiana D. Grant, MPR
President, Infused PR & Events and Your Date Your Way
Tatiana Grant is a metro-Detroit native, who has had an entrepreneurial spirit since a young age. This spirit started with a Kool-Aid stand and expanded to a home business of doing hair and nails, under the age of 10. Her family instilled hard work and education, which sparked her work ethic and academic performance while pursuing her undergraduate degree. Her past experience allowed her to gain positions at some of the nation and region's leading companies. After working in the corporate world, she pondered the idea of starting her own Public Relations and Event Planning Company, and Infused PR & Events was formed. Luckily, Grant had built up a strong network of friends, family and acquaintances who supported her and her business ventures. Infused PR & Events offers premier public relations and event planning services to celebrities, small businesses, non-profits and corporations.
Under Grant's influence and execution, Infused manages sponsorship relations for clients and has managed approximately $500,000 for clients (to date). The company has also grown its client base from professional athletes to small businesses, nonprofits and corporations.
Additionally, the Infused team has secured local and national media placement for clients. Media outlets include: CNN, ESPN, Mitch Albom Show, Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, New York Daily News, Essence Magazine, BET News, Fox Sports, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Oakland Press, Channels 2, 4, 7, Ambassador Magazine, Crain's Detroit, and Hour Detroit.
Infused has done work for the following entities:
- Braylon Edwards/Braylon Edwards Foundation
- Charles H. Wright Museum-Dance Theatre of Harlem Gala
- 4th Marketing "Bowling Spook-Tacular Fundraiser: Louis Delmas Foundation (Detroit Lions) and Charlie Villanueva Foundation (Detroit Pistons)
- Chris Bonatz/Christian Dior-Masquerade Ball Beauty Bash (at The Townsend)
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
- Sommer Solutions: Hob Nobble Gobble-Parade Company, National Summit-Detroit Economic Club)
A few years after launching Infused PR & Events, Grant decided to pursue another entrepreneurial venture called Your Date Your Way (YDYW). YDYW (to launch in Fall 2012) is a full-service event planning and date concierge company that specializes in arranging the logistical components for dates and/or special evenings on behalf of individuals or couples. Its mission is to provide affordable assistance in planning meaningful and relationship-building dates for singles and married couples. YDYW will provide a wide variety of packages encompassing activities for every date and every wallet. The service is perfect for those in the early stages of dating, newlywed couples, long-time couples and those who generally don't know what options are available other than "dinner and a movie".
Grant received media attention about her various business ventures, philanthropic efforts, love of Detroit, and overall ways of balancing personal and work life. She began receiving emails and messages on Facebook from men and women (however mostly young women) who were inspired by the work she was doing. Reflecting upon the women in her life that inspired and assisted her on the path to greatness, Grant created Business Divas Diaries (BDD). Business Divas Diaries is a blog that is a place for women to share their stories and ask questions about business and life.
Grant has unique experience doing event planning for the Braylon Edwards Foundation, Christian Dior, Dwight Smith Foundation, Detroit Economic Club, Michigan State Fair, Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives and the Parade Company; media relations for the North American International Auto Show, public relations for retail developer, The Taubman Company, The Palace Sports & Entertainment and Court TV; community relations for WJBK-TV Fox 2; marketing research and development for automotive supplier, Reynolds & Reynolds; and external relations for the Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee. The skills she has perfected while working at these various companies will be instrumental in the company's success.
Grant graduated cum laude and holds a Master's in Public Relations from Michigan State University and a Bachelor's of Science (with honors) in Public Relations from Eastern Michigan University. She was also awarded the Michigan State University Graduate Scholar Award, Michigan Front Page's "30 Under 40", National Golden Key Award, Eastern Michigan University Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, Eastern Michigan University Campus Leader Award and Ullrich Honor's College Award and Scholarship.
She holds the following leadership positions with non-profit groups:
- Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit - Public Relations Chair
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Detroit - Mentor
- Detroit Opera House - BravoBravo! Host Committee Member
- THAW Detroit - Night of Warm Hearts Host Committee Member
Due to her unique career and success at such a young age, Grant has been asked to speak to numerous high school, college and professional groups. Some of these include: Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Upward Bound, Inkster School District and the Kaufman Foundation's FastTrac (Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center network).
Tatiana enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and taking weekend trips to various cities. More importantly, she enjoys food... fine dining, fast food, slow food, whatever kind of food. She has a long-haired Chihuahua named Chase, who is such a joy!